(Stepping Stone Holistic Living)

Shooting and armed robbery at Vancouver pot shop

Two masked suspects entered Stepping Stone Holistic Living Store around 5 p.m. Sunday

Vancouver police are searching for suspects after what they describe as a brazen robbery and shooting at a medicinal marijuana store on the city’s east side.

READ MORE: Canadian cannabis sales up 25 per cent in November

Sgt. Jason Robillard, a police spokesman, says in a release that two masked suspects entered Stepping Stone Holistic Living Store around 5 p.m. Sunday.

Robillard says the pair made demands before one of them fired a gun, hitting a 32-year-old customer.

He says the wounded Vancouver man was taken to hospital and will recover.

The suspects fled before police arrived but investigators have not said if the pair escaped with any merchandise.

The police department’s major crimes unit has been assigned to the case and officers are seeking information on the holdup from the public.

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